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Tunes on the Tracks (ft. Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller; Josh Wanstreet & Phil Jones)
June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Elkins Depot Welcome Center presents Tunes on the Tracks: an Old-Time Music Showcase featuring Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller, and Josh Wanstreet & Phil Jones. This concert is free and open to the public at the Elkins Town Square Amphitheater (located behind the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, 315 Railroad Ave). Music starts at 7:00pm. Bring your own chair!
Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse’s unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling. Emily was raised playing and singing old-time and country music (the Louvin Brothers and the Stanley Brothers were household favorites) with her parents while they traveled the world as journalists. Jesse grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music, learning from masters like Melvin Wine and Ernie Carpenter as well as his father, Gerry Milnes. In addition to their duo performing, Emily tours extensively with The Sweetback Sisters (a 6-piece country band fronted by Emily and Zara Bode for whom Jesse is a main songwriter), they both play for square dances around West Virginia, and also frequently teach harmony singing with Emily’s mother Val Mindel. Learn more at emmyandjesse.com
Josh Wanstreet lives in Elkins, WV playing square dances and performing regularly throughout the region. His playing is primarily influenced by the traditional fiddle and banjo styles of North Central West Virginia by musicians such as Wilson Douglas, Lester McCumbers, Ward Jarvis, Burl, Lee, Maggie, Sherman and Edden Hammons, Phoebe Parsons, Harvey Sampson, Ernie Carpenter, and Melvin Wine.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
Presented in conjunction with the 2019 Summer Concert Series from Our Town, Inc.